Rooster Rock State Park- Hike above the Columbia River Buffs!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Contact: Oregon State Parks Notes: $5.00 day use fee or $30 annual pass; dogs must be leashed Green Trails Maps: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 25. At .5 […]

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge– Delightful hiking on the delta

  Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually River Delta Land Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Map: Refuge Map Notes: $3.00 per four adults entrance fee; or Interagency Passes accepted; dogs prohibited; Northern end of the Nisqually Estuary Trail is closed from October […]

McLane Creek– Wetland wonderland within minutes from downtown Olympia

  Quick Facts: Location: Capitol State Forest Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR); South Puget Sound Region Office Notes: Discover Pass required; dogs prohibited Access: From Exit 104 on I-5 in Olympia, head west on US 101 taking the Black Lake […]

Swan Lake and Butte–listen to the cry of the loon

Quick Facts: NOTE: Road to Swan Lake has been damaged due to winter storms and may not be open. Call Republic Ranger District for road status (509) 775-7400 Location: Colville National Forest, near Republic Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.1 miles Elevation gain: 360 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Notes: Dogs permitted on leash, but […]